Introducing another one of our great beertenders- the people call him GDub- GW McDaniel. 


What's your favorite brewery?

Man, that's tough. I love Russian River, 21st Amendment, and Drakes. Sierra Nevada is super high on that list as well. When I was living in Colorado my favorites were O'Dell and Oskar Blues (And of course Iron Bird Brewing Co where I worked). It's hard to pick one but I'd probably have to say Sierra Nevada for their body of work. Their Pale Ale was a game changer. 

What is your favorite type of beer?

I'm a hoppy Pale Ale and IPA guy. I love a good Session Ale too.

What interested you in craft beer?

I just love the passion craft breweries have to make great beer. I love the quality ingredients and the fact that supporting craft beer means supporting small businesses and their communities.

When did you move to Tahoe?

I moved to South Lake in '99.

What's an extreme sport you like watching or participating in?

I love to mountain bike and snowboard. I love watching people go big and kill it at both sports too. 

When you're not working, how do you typically take advantage of a nice day in Tahoe?

In the summer, probably a mountain bike ride, a paddle on one of our gorgeous lakes or just a pedal to the beach. Or just chilling at the Truckee river by the house with my girlfriend and our dog Kiva. In the winter, chasing powder. 

Do you have a favorite lake around Tahoe and why?

There are so many! I love how quiet it usually is out at Woods Lake in the summer, when it's crazy everywhere else. After hanging at Woods Lake, I enjoy hiking up to Round Top and Frog lakes. 

What excites you the most about South Lake Brewing Company?

Lots! Just having a great place to chill with great beers. Breweries are like pubs in England. It's a place you can go and meet new people and hang with old friends. I love the social and communal aspect of it. I also love the partnerships we have with organizations like Tamba. 

Now that you know a little bit about GW, get to know him a bit more and stop by the brewery to say hi! 

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